Our Learning – Numeracy, Science & DT
A daily numeracy lesson takes place in every class in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. This provides children with a balance of teaching which focuses on:
- counting and understanding numbers
- knowing and using number facts
- written and mental calculation methods
- understanding shapes – properties, position, movement
- measuring- angles, time, mass, length etc
- handling, processing and interpreting data
As the children move up through the school they will develop their maths vocabulary and learn through games and investigations. They work with calculators, on computers and with a wide range of mathematical apparatus.
The art of ‘problem solving’ will underpin the whole numeracy curriculum and make the maths as real and as relevant to the children’s lives as possible.
In Years 2 to 6, we use ‘Sumdog’ an exciting interactive maths website. The website will enable children to practise a wide variety of maths which will become more difficult as they move up through the various levels. All children will be allocated a username and password to access their Sumdog accounts, on which they can play a multitude of maths games, earn points towards promotion through the Sumdog animal ranks and coins to spend in the Sumdog shop. The children can also take part in inter-class and inter-school competitions. Visit www.sumdog.com
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There are four main areas of work in science
- Scientific investigation
- Life and living processes
- Materials and their properties
- Physical processes
Children need to relate scientific discovery to their daily lives. They are encouraged to explore and investigate as well as build and test their theories. As their literacy and numeracy skills develop, their ability to record and review their work also increases.
From bread making to bridges, design and technology at Myatt is all about creative problem solving. It helps develop many important skills and allows children to use their imagination to bring learning to life!
At Myatt we teach design and technology in a creative environment. Our children think, plan and create and are enthusiastic about communicating their ideas.